Is Alternative Lending a Perishable FinTech Segment?

January 12, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Despite competitive propositions and momentary advantages that alternative lenders may have over incumbents, it is likely that banks will eventually drive this particular FinTech segment out of business. That moment, however, will come after a brief time of mutually beneficial

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Should Alternative Lenders Expect a Regulatory Tide?

April 29, 2016    By : Sofia

The success of alternative lenders Alternative lending has been bothering bankers and regulators for a while now as the most successful representatives of the segment hold a rather significant share of loans. In fact, five largest alternative lenders have more

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The Hottest FinTech Investors in Europe to Back the Next Big Breakthrough in FinTech

April 27, 2016    By : Kate

Big breaks across industries don’t usually happen without VCs backing them. Success stories in most cases have co-authors and in 2016, VCs are the ones to provide a financial fuel to bright entrepreneurs and ideas with a high disruptive potential.

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An International Billion-Dollar FinTech Club

April 3, 2016    By : Sofia

A few years ago, when the word ‘unicorn’ in FinTech wasn’t such an overused term, we would still be referring to the set of companies in this article as FinTech unicorns. Fortunately, or not, it appears that the number of billion-dollar

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13 Direct Lending Companies Empowering the Customer

March 5, 2016    By : Kate

For the past two to three years, the technology-based personal lending industry has been experiencing the launch of a wide range of promising ventures. With the high interest rates charged by the conventional financial institutions, the newly devised models launched

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Secret of Building a Successful FinTech Startup in 2016 [Part 2]

December 26, 2015    By : Sofia

As a continuation of our quest to build a successful FinTech startup in 2016, part two will cover the following topics: How to get funded How to comply with regulations without a lawyer Insurance Operational efficiency with the right APIs

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Year-Long Analysis Unveils Top US FinTech Startups of 2015

December 21, 2015    By : Sofia

Having extensive experience studying FinTech industry and expertise in various sectors, the LTP team has been actively following some of the top innovators to be up-to-date with the latest solutions and outstanding products existing in the market. New FinTech startups

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$28 Bn of Loans Disbursed by Top 5 Technology-Based Personal Lending Companies

December 18, 2015    By : LTP Team

Recently, SoFi, a US-based online peer-to-peer loan platform that connects students and recent graduates with alumni and institutional disclosed that it had surpassed $6 billion in funded loans since its inception in 2011. For the past five to seven years,

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21 Ways to Get a Personal Loan

December 2, 2015    By : Sofia

With powerful tools built to support personal expenses of any kind, lending is no more an issue. There is a great variety of ways one can get a personal loan at any condition, with almost any credit score and for

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Alternative Lending Player Avant Announces $325 Million Series E Funding

October 1, 2015    By : LTP Team

Avant, one of the nation’s fastest growing marketplace lending platforms, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement related to a $325 million Series E equity finance round and expects to close the transaction in mid-October. The funding round is

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